Kathleen Haughney

Copper Thefts Trigger Widespread Crackdown

By: - July 13, 2007

A Texas legislator made headlines this week for shooting a man allegedly stealing copper pipes from a new home the lawmaker is constructing. Copper theft is so rampant that 20 states – including Texas – passed laws this year to try to squelch shady scrap-metal sales. As the value of copper, aluminum and other scrap […]

Governors Are Fair-Weather Facebook Friends

By: - July 10, 2007

Governors may have sought to befriend you on Facebook or MySpace during last fall’s election season, but don’t be surprised if they don’t “poke” you again – lingo for a digital “hello” – until the next time they need your vote. A tour via the Internet shows that few of the 39 governors who joined […]

Money can’t buy good press

By: - July 6, 2007

New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno (R) has asked the Albany County district attorney to investigate The Times Union of Albany for extortion, alleging that a salesman from the paper pressured him to buy advertisements in exchange for favorable coverage, according to a New York Times dispatch. The Times Union’s publisher called the […]